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Isha Wright
Emergency Relief and Humanitarian Coordination , UN Agency
Juba, South Sudan
SUMMARY OF EXPERTISE
1. Emergency Response Coordination, Human Rights and Protection of civilians, especially women and children, Food Security and Livelihoods
2. Humanitarian and Emergency Relief Operations
3. Conflict Analysis, Peace building & Mediation Strategies
4. Partnerships, Civil Society/Local governance development and Coordination
5. Operations Management ( Facilitation/training, etc
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
My academic qualifications include Masters Degrees in Conflict Mitigation and Human Rights studies. I also hold a diploma in Transitional Justice Systems and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Sociology. My academic and professional background will clearly indicate that I come with the theoretical and hands-on knowledge of dealing with international, government and non-governmental actors in any situation, including emergency relief and humanitarian action. I also come with a strong background of coordinating/managing a wide range of disciplines and activities, especially in emergencies, difficult and deep field operations.

I have worked and traveled quite extensively, especially in Africa for the last 15 years. During this time, my portfolio covered: advancing human rights and protection of civilians, emergency response and contingency planning, food security, recovery, development, policy and strategy development, with crosscutting issues of gender, humanitarian and relief operations. Throughout these years I have also, always done capacity building of government and partner staff. I am highly motivated to take up positions fitting my kind of profile because I have a first-hand experience of working with UN agencies, international organizations and donors in coordinating various types of operations in various situations, especially hardship duty stations. I also have vast experience in field office management, organizational management, humanitarian coordination, governments and political parties/movements, civil society and cooperating partners.

I am also a trained assessment officer with good analytical skills and able to analyze complex situations that require a coordinated response and international cooperation, etc. I possess excellent report writing skills, an experience that has been gained over the years through in-depth writing of assessments and result based reports for donor funding, and monthly/weekly situation briefings.

I have good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. I possess an excellent team-work spirit, interacting very well with colleagues as well as people of diverse cultural backgrounds. I am willing to work in remote areas, adaptable and flexible to changing schedules and environments.
Education:
EDUCATION & TRAINING
* Brandeis University, Massachusetts, United States - 2009: Master of Arts – Coexistence and Conflict (Major in International Crisis Management and Humanitarian Interventions)

* Columbia University, New York, United States
2007: Master of Arts - Human Rights Studies (Major in Transitional Justice and International Humanitarian Policies)

* International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), affiliated with University of Cape Town, South Africa - 2004: Diploma – Transitional Justice systems

* Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone 2001: Bachelor of Arts – Major in English and Sociology
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English
    Nationality:
    Sierra Leone
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